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Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Imagine if “Rear Window” were in motion, the fragmented but persistent yearning to see given (literal) added dynamism. What we glimpse through windows is always partial, but if viewed from a moving train the glimpse is even more fleeting. Then replace James Stewart in a wheelchair with Emily Blunt addled by alcohol and you have…

Feature: Top 10 Alcoholic Female Movie Characters

Addiction is an ugly condition of the human psyche. As individuals we all have our forbidden vices that get the best of us as psychological barriers. Addictions vary but one of cinema’s most consistent depictions involves the bottle. Yes, alcoholism is among the top reigning addictive subject matters that have been explored on the big…

Movie Review: Tammy (2014)

Tammy Banks (Melissa McCarthy, “The Heat”) is having the bad day to end all bad days. Thanks to a deer with a death wish she has managed to crash her poor excuse for a car and then get fired from her dead end job at the depressing burger joint Topper Jacks. To top it all…

Movie Trailer: Tammy (2014)

Melissa McCarthy is back doing what she does best — acting outrageous and profane. Okay, you won’t notice the profane from this first trailer for New Line Cinema’s Tammy but let me assure you, come redband trailer time it’ll be there. She plays the titular character who goes through a series of misadventures when she…

Movie Review: Nebraska (2013)

Alexander Payne, in his comedy-drama Nebraska, paints a picture of a decaying rural America, one that has become a spiritual and economic wasteland for the few that remain. Its empty streets, boarded up storefronts and the few businesses left cater to an elderly population that seems to care nothing about improving the quality of their…

Movie Review: Flight (2012)

Like the character at their latest movie’s core, Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis are veterans of their respective occupations. They’re pros that know how to operate the big machinery of their creative positions and their experience affords them a comfortable confidence to get the job done safely. This level of skill is important to note…

Movie Review: The Rum Diary (2011)

Hunter S. Thompson was an acclaimed author and journalist, though as memorable as his literature is, he also has a legacy for his lifelong love of alcohol, mescaline, LSD, and cocaine. And on February 20, 2005, when the drugs stopped supplying happiness, he shot himself to death. The suicide note read: “No More Games. No…

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